tomylee wrote:Did anybody actually READ my post???
They probably did read your post! However the problem is that they're not the people you want to answer. When they downloaded Waze, they didn't download a navigation system, they downloaded a hobby. They love editing, having arguments about how to label motorway ramps and so on. They were completely sincere in offering to sort the particular example you used as an example - that's what they love doing but of course they missed the point. Your question goes to the heart of the project and its weakest point, the problem of creating a reliable useable map using the Wiki model and an editor(s) that is/are not designed around productivity and efficiency.
I'm with you on this. I'm disappointed with Waze.
I've put in a year of hard work, 550,000 points worth (borderline megawazer). I've produced a near perfect map of Dublin and surrounding area, covering 1/3 of the population of Ireland. All that has done is push us up from 10 users a week to maybe 100 - nothing like enough to get rerouting around jams or anything like that. In fact, I can sit in my office which backs onto one of our motorways, the M1 and by simply sitting there can make the motorway appear gridlocked! In the year, Waze has not given me back one useful piece of information.
The elders of the community will tell us to be patient, to be grateful that its free, that it did brilliant things during Carmageddon, etc. The simple fact is that it is failing because it is too difficult to produce useable maps. You pave a road. By default it goes in as one-way. You realise that and edit the road to make it two way. The five Km you've paved has been created as 30 segments - however, even though you've made them two-way, you still have 29 non-return valves that only allow you to move one way. You can bridge the segments (two at a time) or enable all turns on each turn (one at a time) but what percentage of people can be bothered? Simply STUPID. Buy a Sat Nav for €80 and get a service from day one.
Nobody in Waze will answer you or me and eventually we get tired and leave. They'll let the hobbyists fend us off. I wish more of the disgruntled would join in and grumble. I still think it has great potential but ...